When to Trust the Science

Passengers board a Delta Airlines plane at the Salt Lake City International Airport in 2012. (George Frey/Reuters)
It has become common to try to enhance the reputation of scientists by calling things ‘science’ that are just nature.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P aul Graham is a brilliant investor in new technology companies — or as I think they should be called, “JavaScript businesses.” But he said something the other day that betrays a fundamental misunderstanding about how our world works, one that is surprisingly common among educated people:

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